Happy hump day. Here’s what you need to know to get your day started:
A Pennsylvania pastor who was defrocked last year for violating United Methodist law after he officiated at his son’s same-sex wedding has been reinstated.
The Archdiocese of Seattle announced a $12.1 million settlement in 30 claims of sexual abuse by members.
The Sudanese Foreign Ministry summoned the American and South Sudanese ambassadors after Christian-convert Meriam Yahya Ibrahim attempted to travel to the United States using documents issued by the embassy of South Sudan.
Baptists, once resistant, are becoming more receptive to incorporating art and liturgical elements in their worship. And the left-leaning Wild Goose Festival is putting the spotlight on visual arts this year.
ESPN profiles a pastor who has baptized 66 professional baseball umpires. The best cutline ever: Pastor “Dean hates baseball, but he’s committed to watching all nine innings, to reciprocate the respect his umpires pay him when he’s preaching.”
Women’s ordination advocate Kate Kelly said it’s unlikely she will seek rebaptism anytime soon into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which excommunicated her on Monday.
The Economist is accusing Pope Francis of following the ways of Vladimir Lenin, the founder of Soviet communism.
The Right Rev. Foley Beach was elected Saturday to succeed Archbishop Robert Duncan as head of the Anglican Church in North America.
Finally, a sweet photo to start your day:
— Catholic News Svc (@CatholicNewsSvc) June 25, 2014